A circuit judge on December 19 refused to overturn a jury verdict of $4.69 billion in a case that accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to disclose that their baby powder and other talcum powder products contained cancer-causing asbestos. The judge wrote that J&J’s conduct in this case was “particularly reprehensible,” as the company had knowingly targeted a dangerous product to mothers and babies. The 22 women that won the verdict were the first to go to trial on the...Continue Reading
On November 15, 2018, a California judge granted an expedited trial to a couple that blames Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer for their cancer, reports Reuters. Superior Court Judge Ioanu Petrou in Oakland, California scheduled Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s trial for March 2019, under a provision of California law that allows expedited trials for plaintiffs with short life expectancies. The Pilliods developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011 and 2015 after their use of Roundup between 1975 and 2011. The Pilliod trial will...Continue Reading
On November 2, 2018, Reuters reported that Bayer AG’s chief executive said that the company might settle lawsuits that accuse the Monsanto parent company of selling weed killer that causes cancer. Though CEO Werner Baumann said that the company will continue to defend against the Roundup cancer lawsuits, he admitted to German media that “[W]e will of course consider [settlement] from an economic standpoint.” Bayer acquired Monsanto this year for $63 billion. That acquisition brought with it the continued litigation...Continue Reading
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that as of August 9, 2018, 436 people from 15 states have become ill from a parasite linked to salads sold at McDonald’s locations. At least 20 people with the parasite have had to be hospitalized. The Kishish Law Group is now taking cases from people that became ill after eating a McDonald’s salad. If you or a loved one got sick after eating a McDonald's salad, you may be entitled...Continue Reading
World health agencies have expanded their lists of recalled blood pressure medications after two more manufacturers, one based in China and one based in India, were found to have potentially tainted batches of the drugs with a probable human carcinogen. On August 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated list of blood pressure medication affected by the recent recall of valsartan products. The agency issued a list of recalled drugs following an investigation that revealed that...Continue Reading
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